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Sony FCB-EH6500 3.27 Megapixel HD Block Camera

Featuring Full 1920 x 1080/30p HD, 30x Zoom, Wide-Dynamic Range, and Auto ICR, the new FCBEH6500 compact High Definition block camera is ideal for Security Monitoring, Intelligent Traffic, Remote Monitoring and Video Conferencing applications.

In continuing its commitment to HD technology and superb picture quality for applications that require dynamic, high-resolution images and flexibility, Sony is introducing the FCB-EH6500 Color HD Block Camera. This impressive new model extends application possibilities and features full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The FCB-EH6500 incorporates a 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, boasting approximately 3,270,000 effective pixels for exceptional picture quality. Other features, such as Wide- D, Image Stabilization, Auto ICR and Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, make the FCB-EH6500 ideally suited for security and surveillance applications. Available picture effects include Color Enhancement, E-flip, Nega Art, Black & White, and Mirror Image.

Features & Benefits

  • Full 1920 x 1080/30p High Definition: Ideally suited for security monitoring applications, the FCB-EH6500 HD block camera offers full 1920 x 1080/30p high definition video output.
  • Digital Output (Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2): The digital LVDS interface provides easy access for IP and Gigabit Ethernet applications. Thanks to the digital interface, the quality of the camera’s video signal is maintained with minimal deterioration. This can lead to cost savings due to the direct connection with codecs/systems without the need for any additional components.
  • Temperature Readout: The value of the internal temperature of the FCB-EH6500 camera can be read out via the VISCA™ protocol. When checking the internal temperature of equipment (i.e., speed dome unit), it is possible to use this data to turn a fan or heater on/off inside the equipment as needed.
  • Color Enhancement: Ideally suited for low vision applications, new color enhancement options can make reading text and pictures less challenging. Available options include monochrome, binary, inverted and enhanced color modes.

  • Upgrated Features & Benefits
  • Auto Wide-D Mode: The new FCB-EH6500 camera monitors the luminance differences within an image in high contrast environments and automatically switches on and off the Wide D feature according to the contrasted lighting environment. In addition, it is possible to select three levels of luminance differences (low/mid/high).
  • Additional Wide-D Modes: In addition to the Auto Wide-D mode, the new FCB-EH6500 camera features additional modes, including Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, ATW, Manual, Sodium Vapor Lamp.
  • Image Stabilization: Minimizes shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration.
  • Auto ICR Function: The FCB-EH6500 features a high sensitivity imager, ideal for day/night functions at less than 0.5 lux (F1.6, ICR off) with high-sensitivity mode on.

    Other Key Features:

  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Spherical Zone Masking
  • Motion Detection Alarm
  • Slow AE response: Max. 2 minutes
  • Camera mode display feature
  • Picture Effects: E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color Enhancement
  • 360X zoom ratio (30x zoom/12x digital)
  • Electronic shutter/slow shutter
  • TTL signal-level control (VISCA™ protocol)
  • Image Stabilization


    Image sensor 1/2.8 type EXmor CMOS
    Standard output pixels Approximately 3.27 Megapixels
    Signal System HD:1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50,720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/29.97, 720p/25
    Digital zoom 12x (36x with Optical Zoom)
    Minimum Working Distance 10 mm (wide) - 1200 mm (tele)
    Minimum Illumination Normal Sensitivity: 1.7 lx(F1.6 ICR off), 0.3 lx(F1.6 ICR on)
    High Sensitivity: 0.5 lx (F1.6 ICR Off), 0.095 lx (F1.6 ICR on)
    S/N ratio More than 50 dB
    Electronic Shutter 1/1 to 1/10,000 s, total 22 steps
    AE control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority) Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
    Sync system Internal
    White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (fix/auto), One-push, Manual
    Picture Effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color enhancement
    Storage Temperature -20oC ~ 60oC
    Operating Temperature -5oC ~ 60oC
    Power Requirements 6V DC to 12V DC
    Power Consumption 3.3W (zoom/focus inactive)
    4.8W (Zoom/focus active)
    Weight 265 g
    Dimensions 50 (w) x 60 (h) x 89.7 (d) mm

    For more information, please contact Ron Wells at 888-VMI-CAMS ext. 310, or email visales@vmivideo.com with your request (please include the article name, and your contact information).

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